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Amphora’s Amorpha with Sally Beauty Twin
October 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021
Amphora’s Amorpha (Dance, Music, Puppetry, Theater, Art) will be a multi-media festival Oct 2, Oct 9 and Oct 16 featuring more than 16 artists on Governors Island at Flux Factory’s residency in building 404A.
October 2nd will feature outdoor performances with visual art backdrops, showcasing music by Alice Cohen and Breakaway with a dance performance choreographed by Jessica Cook and Shizu Homma.
October 9th will have indoor (with vaccination cards checked at the door) music performances by IDKMYBFFJILL, a multimedia music show by Gui.dance, and the tiny, precisely mechanical puppetry of Deadguy Puppetry.
October 16 will have indoor (with vaccination cards checked at the door) musical performances by Agua Viva from Argentina, a theater review by Saints of an Unnamed Country, a poetry reading with fim and modular synth by Chihiro Ito and Lee Tusman, and an acoustic music performance by Apollo Flower Child.
Visual art will focus on how representations of differences of scale imitate our relationship to nature, with art installations by Camilla Padgitt-Coles, Jevijoe, Zev Gustafson, Sally Beauty Twin, Rebecca Bird and more.
Aspects of this project will be funded through two City Artist Corps grants that participants received.
Sally Beauty Twin is a New York curator, writer and painter. Her hundreds of productions as Amphora New York present the city’s most talented artists and performers in the most unusual locations (churches, shipping containers, ephemeral artist-run community centers). They exist at the intersection of maximum diversity and quality – focusing on inclusion with the most talented and most under-represented artists of New York. Her jewel-toned detailed paintings come from a generous desire to induce euphoric feelings in viewers.
Most Recent Art Show: https://www.tomatomouse.org/Welcome/Beauty.html
Curatorial Website: http://www.amphoranewyork.com
Participating Artists’ Links
Josi Arias (Agua Viva) – from Argentina, dramatic music with poetic Spanish lyrics
Rebecca Bird – hyperrealist painter, gallerist and curator
Breakaway – political activist and musician leaning to falsetto witchhouse
Alice Cohen – animator and musician, notably for the new wave band, The Vels
Camilla Padgitt-Coles – visual/ sonic artist; founder: Pineapple Reality, Perfect Wave
Jessica Cook – Brooklyn based dancer and choreographer (Roulette, The Kitchen)
Deadguy Puppetry – delicate and mechanical puppetry with euphoric soundscapes
Gui.dance – choreographer, musician, gallerist, printmaker, ink painter
Zev Gustafson – sculptor, printmaker, ink painter
Shizu Homma – Philadelphia based butoh dance master, choreographer, performer
IDKMYBFFJILL – thrilling, careening singalongs from Milo (FKA Crazy Jaunji Milf)
Chihiro Ito – Japanese painter, poet, musician, examining individuals’ nation creation
Jevijoe – painter, community based performer, radical ideologue, curator
Saints of an Unnamed Country – theater by Cameron Stuart, co-founder of The Glove
Sally Beauty Twin – curator, founder of BKLN community art spaces, painter, performer
Lee Tusman – inventor, musician, programmer, organizer at Babycastles